Monday, July 13, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ When the Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson

Welcome to my tour stop for When the Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson. When the Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson is a historical romance and the tour runs July 13 - July 24 with reviews only. Check out the tour page for more information and the full schedule.

About the Book:
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: V.J. Patterson
Available Formats: eBook & Paperback
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing
Publication Date: 02-14-15                 Pages: 374  
When the crows fly low…rain is coming.

At eleven-years-old, Will Lawson discovers that Hell isn’t just a place for demons. It exists on earth in an act so evil it rips away a part of his innocent soul. In its place; bitterness, hate and a vow for revenge.

Consumed by darkness, Will descends into a life of reckless living; booze and women the outlet for his guilt and despair. But meeting Sarah a beautiful young woman running from her own ghosts, changes everything. Finding his salvation in her, Will wades into the unfamiliar waters of love. Just when happiness is within his grasp, a familiar face returns to Will’s hometown of Doyle, Tennessee. A wicked twist of fate forces Will to decide between the girl he loves and his need for revenge. Is love enough to save Will from the darkness that endeavors to unravel his sanity?

In this debut romantic drama, When the Crows Fly Low weaves a story full of suspense, loss, and love. It is sure to stay with the reader long after the final page.

My So-Called Review:

Oh my gosh this book!!! Where do I even begin? It was beautiful and touching, heartbreaking and tragic, and everything I absolutely need and crave in a love story. When the Crows Fly Low really just snuck up on me and then blew me away completely, I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did. This is a beautifully written classic love story in every sense of the word yet I’ve never read a book quite like this before, its plot and delivery were so unique and this really added to my enjoyment of the novel.

When the Crows Fly Low begins in Doyle, Tennessee with Sarah, now happily married to Sam for many years receiving a letter from Will who has just died. We quickly discover that these two once shared a brief yet passionate love affair and although Sarah had the chance to move on, Will did not. In his letter to Sarah he finally discloses his life story to her, a story she asked for some 40 years ago, that at the time, he wasn’t able to give. Sarah sits down to read Will’s letter and we’re instantly transported back to a simpler time where a young, eleven year Will witnesses the death of his beloved father. This event sets Will off on a dark life full of self-hate and revenge, until the day he meets Sarah. Having just arrived in Doyle to be the new schoolteacher, Sarah left a past behind she’s not willing to return to. When she meets the local bad boy Will, she can’t help but hand her heart to him.

This is a beautiful story that takes you through every aspect of falling in love for the first time. V.J. Patterson’s writing is beautiful and the moods she sets are brilliant and haunting. Told from both Will and Sarah’s point of view I felt every emotion they went through; the beauty and joy of falling in love and then all of the gut wrenching pain and sorrow when it all crashes down. I would absolutely, 100% recommend this book to anyone who loves a good love story. Reading When the Crows Fly Low was like reading The Notebook for the very first time, it’s that same type of love story that burrows its way under your skin and into your heart, one you won’t soon forget, I know I won’t!

A tremendous thank you to author, V.J. Patterson and to CBB Book Promotions for providing me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!

About the Author:
V.J. Patterson lives in Tennessee with her husband and two children. She grew up listening to her grandfather's stories, one of which inspired her first novel, When the Crows Fly Low.


Contest Ends July 28th, 2015
Giveaway provided by author, bloggers not responsible for prizing

This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions


  1. Beautiful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    1. Thank you!! And yes, as you can tell from my review I loved this book, it was beautiful and I enjoyed tremendously being apart of this tour :)

  2. This is a book I"m so looking forward to reading. Great review...I'm drawn in, and can't wait to read it.

    1. I'm so glad you're planning on reading this one Misty, I think you'll love it! Let me know what your thoughts are when you're reading it :)

  3. oh yes! this book is awesome! I highly recommend it! Great review Jen :)